Cloud security - issues, services & solutions

“When it comes to the cloud, security is a real risk and the technology isn’t necessarily at the right level for most organisations at the moment.”
Rebecca Jacoby, CIO, Cisco.

“Some of the cloud services were not set-up with security front and centre; the policies that are in place are antiquated and not stringently followed; there's a really big red target painted on this market's back”
CEO- Security Intelligence Organisation

Ultimately, you can outsource responsibility… but you can't outsource accountability.

Cloud computing is a new way of delivering computing resources, not a new technology.

This new techno/economic model for the costs of delivery of business services has many attractions; however, the cloud’s economies of scale and flexibility are both a friend and a foe from a business risk management perspective. The massive concentrations of resources and data present a more attractive target to cyber attackers…

Cloud computing can refer to several different service types, including Application/Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The risks and benefits associated with each model will differ and so will the key considerations in assessing your business requirements and managing your business risk appetite before contracting for this service .

47% of U.K. senior executives believe the risks of cloud computing outweigh the benefits. The United Kingdom is not alone. Canada came in at 42% on the same question, and the U.S.A. at 41%. The most frequently cited concerns focused on security, privacy and lack of control over data and compliance issues.

To harvest the full potential promised by ‘The Cloud’, client organisations must take ownership of their own information security.

ECA has vast experience, based on concrete scenarios that will help you and your organisation understand what ‘The Cloud’ means for network and information security, data protection and privacy.

We look at the security benefits of cloud computing and its risks (cloud security issues). We cover the technical, policy and legal implications.

Most importantly, we make concrete recommendations on how to address the risks and maximise the benefits through a holistic approach to information security that integrates people, processes, and technology into solutions that are aligned with your organisation’s business needs and risk threshold.

For more information on cloud security issues, cloud security services and solutions please contact us by email or on +44 (0)1189 767544

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